CILIP Debate: This House believes that the role of the librarian should be that of teacher On 10 February 2015, the CILIP Information Literacy Group hosted a lively debate at the Library of Birmingham, chaired by Jane Secker, Chair of the IL Group. The speakers for the motion, Emma Coonan and Geoff Walton, and speakers against the motion, Darren Smart and Alka Sehgal-Cuthbert, all delivered […]



Join us on Tuesday, 10th February at the Library of Birmingham, where the CILIP Information Literacy Group will be hosting the next CILIP Debate: ‘This house believes that the role of Librarian should be that of Teacher’. The debate will be chaired by Dr Jane Secker, and the debaters include: Darren Smart, Policy & Advocacy Officer, CILIP Public and Mobile Libraries Group Geoff […]



The CILIP Information Literacy Group is sponsoring a one-day event in London on developing a blended learning skills programme, and it’s free for IL Group members! Following an excellent event in Manchester, the Developing a Blended Learning Skills Programme workshop is being repeated at CILIP in London. The event will be run by Jennie Blake and Jade Kelsall from the University of Manchester […]



Digital Literacy – librarians, staff and students – where are we now? Are we supporting our own and the digital literacy of users as technology and education moves forward apace?   In the morning, Charlie Inskip (Department of Information Studies, UCL) will give us  an overview on evolving digital literacy competencies, and Sally Patalong (Coventry University) will talk us through making […]



Workshop: Developing a Blended Learning Skills Programme Venue: Alan Gilbert Learning Commons, University of Manchester Date: Monday 15th December, 2014 This event was run by Jennie Blake and Jade Kelsall from the University of Manchester Library, home of the award-winning My Learning Essentials programme. View the Storify from the day. We started with an overview of how the My Learning […]



The CILIP Information Literacy Group has formally endorsed the InformAll criteria to support development of information and data literacy teaching resources. The criteria, which are available in full and abbreviated versions, are aimed primarily at academic librarians but are useful for anyone developing teaching resources. They focus on relevance, learning outcomes and which aspects of information literacy are included in a resource. The criteria […]



Sarah Mcnicol will be running a free, half day workshop, 1300-1600, at Manchester Metropolitan University, on critical literacy for school librarians. Critical literacy has been described as a ‘new basic’. It is a set of skills, dispositions and strategies intended to enable students “to challenge text and life as we know it” (McLaughlin & DeVoogd). This half day session will […]



Developing Digital Literacy Skills A webinar with Iain Baird, Academic Librarian at Teesside University Thursday, 20th November 2014, 5:00-6:00 pm Free! Places limited to 25 On 20th November, ARLG North-East is sponsoring a free webinar hosted by Iain, in which he will share his experiences of leading a change management project to develop CPD materials for academic staff to enhance […]



The CILIP Information Literacy Group is sponsoring a free one-day event on developing a blended learning skills programme. The event will be run by Jennie Blake and Jade Kelsall from the University of Manchester Library, home of the award-winning My Learning Essentials programme launched in September 2013. Workshop: Developing a Blended Learning Skills Programme Venue: Alan Gilbert Learning Commons, University […]



The CILIP Information Literacy Group is sponsoring a free LibTeachMeet event that is being organised by Learning and Information Services at the University of Wolverhampton on Thursday, 10th July 2014. The theme is information literacy skills and the new student. The event will focus on innovative information literacy and skills practice in relation to new students, explore how best to measure its impact and look […]